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CAREER

 

Question 1. How do I Join Indian Army? What is the minimum qualification to join Indian army?

Answer.  Thank you for your interest in the Army. You may visit our webpage by clicking here (www.indianarmy.gov.in) where you will find all the details that you need. Do contact us if you still have any further query.

Question 2.  My Age is above 25, but my dream is to serve the nation by joining the Army?

Answer. You can join the Territorial Army. For more details visit our webpage by clicking here (www.indianarmy.gov.in) or contact Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, General Staff Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), L Block, Church Road, New Delhi - 01, Tele Numbers 011-23094365, 23092186.

Question 3. What is the salary structure after the 6th Pay Commission?

Answer.

 

RANK

PAY BANDS/SCALE

GRADE PAY

MSP

LIEUTENANT

PB-3/15600-39100

5400

6000

CAPTAIN

PB-3/15600-39100

6100

6000

MAJOR

PB-3/15600-39100

6600

6000

LT COLONEL

PB-4/37400-67000

8000

6000

COLONEL

PB-4/37400-67000

8700

6000

BRIGADIER

PB-4/37400-67000

8900

6000

MAJOR GENERAL

PB-4/37400-67000

10000

6000

LT GENERAL/ HAG SCALE

67000 – (annual increment @ 3 % - 79000)

NIL

NIL

Hag + Scale *

* Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt Gens

75500 – (annual increment @ 3% - 80000)

NIL

NIL

VCOAS/ ARMY CDR/ LT GEN (NFSG)

80000 (Fixed)

NIL

NIL

COAS

90000 (Fixed)

NIL

NIL

 

Question 4. I have qualified CDSE. When is my date of interview?

Answer. After the declaration of result by UPSC, the interviews are normally conducted after 45 to 60 days. You can see your SSB interview details on this website.

Question 5. I am unable to attend the interview on the date given. What should I do?


Answer. Send us an e mail on dir-recruiting6-mod@nic.in suggesting period suitable to you. We will try and accommodate you as per your availability.

Question 6. I am having problem in my eye sight, am I eligible for the SSB interview?


Answer.  The medical standards for joining Armed forces are laid down. They are different for different categories. For details please visit our recruitment website
www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

Question 7.  I haven't received the regular call letter. I have received the absentee call up letter and I couldn't attend the interview on the date scheduled. Will I get another date immediately?

Answer. No, further date is given after absentee batch. To avoid such eventualities you are advised to visit www.joinindianarmy.nic.in to see details about SSB interviews well in advance.

Question 8. My sister's marriage has been fixed a day prior to my reporting at your centre. Can I get a second chance?

Answer. Yes, you can write/speak to the concerned Selection Centre about your problem and get the date extended. You can also contact us on e mail at dir-recruiting6-mod@nic.in.

Question 9. I am travelling in an AC compartment. What will I be reimbursed with, in the form of Travelling Allowance?

Answer. You can only get the Travelling Allowance of entitled class of Railways.

Question 10. My original documents of qualification are deposited in College.  How shall I bring the original documents for the interview?

Answer. You are advised to get photocopy duly attested by Gazetted Officer while coming for SSB interview. However originals will have to be produced at the time of joining the Academy.

Question 11. I had deposited my certificates in the counselling centre. As per earlier clarification I approached them to give bonafide certificate and they have denied. What can I do now?

Answer. You are advised to get photocopy duly attested by Gazetted Officer while coming for SSB interview. However originals will have to be produced at the time of joining the Academy. 

Question 12. Do you give food and accommodation free of cost or re-embursement at later stage?

Answer. Boarding and lodging is free of cost. No such recovery is done at a later stage.

Question 13. I had opted for Air Force. Why I have been called for an interview at centre which is selecting candidates for Army?

Answer. Candidates who habitually wear glasses are not considered for Air Force. Hence, they are given their second choice and are interviewed accordingly. Also, since Air Force is unable to handle all their candidates, their load is shared by Army Selection Boards.

Question 14. What are the avenues available to me to become officer at intermediate level?

Answer. NDA and 10+2 TES entries are available. Visit our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in for complete details.

Question 15. What are the avenues available to me to join army at Graduate level?


Answer. Following entries are available:-

     (a) IMA 
(b) OTA 
(c) NCC Special Entry Scheme 
(d) TGC 
(e) UES. 
For complete details visit our website 
www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. 

Question 16. What are the avenues available to me to join army as a technical graduate?

Answer. Technical Graduate course and UES course for Permanent commission and Short Service Commission are available. For details visit website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

Question 17. I have done NCC training and obtained 'C' certificate. What are the avenues available for me?

Answer. Certain vacancies for NCC 'C' certificate holders are reserved for IMA and OTA. For IMA you have to apply through UPSC ie combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) and for OTA through NCC Special entry Scheme for which advertisement is published in Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec every year. NCC Special Entry scheme is a Non UPSC Entry.

Question 18. If I receive my SSB interview date once, is it possible to fix the same at any other time?

Answer. Yes, If you are unable to attend the SSB interview due to unavoidable circumstance, you can write/speak on tele to the concerned Selection Centre from where you have got the call. They will give you another date for SSB interview.

Question 19. What are the facilities available for guidance / information / clarification regarding the application form?

Answer. Candidates can contact Additional Directorate General of Recruiting at their Reception Room at West Block-III, RK Puram, New Delhi or over telephone No 011-26173215/011-26175473 on all working days between 0900hrs to 1700hrs.

Question 20. Will I get any compensation if I get injured during SSB interview?

Answer. No compensation will be paid in respect to any injury sustained as a result of test conducted at SSB.

Question 21. Where do I have to report for interview once I qualify for the SSB interview?

Answer. The interviews for Army candidates are conducted at one of the following centres :-

(a) Selection Centre East Allahabad.
(b) Selection Centre Central Bhopal
(c) Selection Centre South Bangalore

Question 22. What is the procedure for Joining Territorial Army (TA)?

Answer.   Only male citizens who are graduate gainfully employed and between the age of 18 to 42 years are eligible for grant of commission in TA, as non department TA commissioned officers. The advertisement for TA commission, as an Officer, is published twice a year i.e. Jan/Feb and Jul/Aug. A postal order of Rs.10/-, along with bio-data and a self addressed envelope containing postage stamp of Rs.12/- is required to be sent to the concerned TA Group HQ. You can apply to the concerned TA Group HQ for a application form and submit the completed form along with copy of the required

documents to the same Command :-

 

(a) Contact Details of Respective commands are as under:-

(i) TA Group HQ, Southern Command, Pune – 01
(ii) TA Group HQ, Western Command, Building No 750, Sector 8B, Chandigarh (UT)
(iii) TA Group HQ, Eastern Command, Kolkatta- 21
(iv) TA Group HQ, Central Command, Lucknow- 02

(c) For more details you can visit our webpage by click here or contact Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, General Staff Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), L Block, Church Road, New Delhi - 01, Tele 011-23094365, 23092186. 

 

Question 23. I want to join TA. But my present employer / company is not giving NOC for joining. Where can I found the authority for NOC ?

Answer. Employees of Pvt / Govt Sect, who clear written exam for TA commission are required to submit NOC from their employer, which is prerogative of parents department / employer. The letter for grant of permission to Civil Govt Servants to join the TA is given in our website at under mentioned link :-

http://indianarmy.nic.in/Site/FormTemplete/frmTempSimple.aspx?MnId=DYXsbxn0qqh8ysy9UmP3tA==&ParentID=Nb10YyH8pyIIfa3BuTqiVQ== 

 

Question 24. What is the procedure for joining Defence Security Corps?

Answer. You may visit our webpage by clicking here (www.indianarmy.gov.in) where you will find all required details.

Question 25. What is the procedure for joining Army Medical Corps as Doctor?

Answer.  The application for Short Service Commission in Army Medical Corps are invited by way of advertisement in all leading Newspapers including Employment News and our website www.indianarmy.gov.in as and when vacancies are available. You are advised to watch out for our advertisement and apply accordingly. You may visit the u/m link if Indian Army Website for more information :- 

http://indianarmy.nic.in/Site/FormTemplete/frmTempSimple.aspx?MnId=LXdync7Y4q1ZNQX3mlK4bw==&ParentID=0e4TDQQkVRITBK/gTPALyw==

 

Question 26. How can we invite Indian Army for campus in College / University?

Answer. College / University may approach directly to 'A' Branch of respective Command Headquarters, under which area they fall for their campus request.

 


VETERANS
 

Question 1. What are the documents required for Joint Notification of Family Pension entitlement?

Answer. The following documents are required for Joint Notification of Family Pension entitlement:- 

(a) Appendix-I (In triplicate)

(b) Last Pay Certificate-Cum-Data Sheet

(c) Date of birth proof of spouse e.g. PAN Card/ Matriculation Certificate/ Passport/ ECHS Card/ Driving License etc.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 2. What are the documents required for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement?

Answer. The following documents are required for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement:- 

(a) Monthly Pay Band (MPB) - 501 in triplicate

(b) Last Pay Certificate (LPC) - Cum-Data Sheet

(c) Date of Birth of spouse e.g. PAN Card/ Matriculation certificate/ passport/ ECHS Card/ driving license etc.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 3. What are the documents required for endorsement of Dependent Pension entitlement in respect of physically handicapped/ mentally challenged Son/Daughter?

Answer. The following documents are required for endorsement of Dependent Pension Entitlement in respect of Physically Handicapped/ Mentally Challenged Son/Daughter:- 

(a) Monthly Pay Band (MPB) – 501 in triplicate.


(b) Monthly Pay Certificate (MPC) – 60 in triplicate.


(c) Details of child duly signed by the Guardian in triplicate.


(d) An original affidavit regarding legal guardianship for physically handicapped & mentally challenged child, including marital status and unemployment.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 4. What are the documents required for endorsement of Dependent Pension Entitlement in respect of unmarried/divorced & unemployed daughter?

Answer. The following documents are required for endorsement of Dependent Pension entitlement in respect of unmarried/divorced & unemployed daughter.

 

(a) An affidavit sworn before First Class Judicial Magistrate containing the following details:- 

(i) Name of parents.
(ii) Date of birth.
(iii) Marital Status.
(iv) Dependency.
(v) Income status (not more than Rs 3500/- pm + Dearness Allowance)
(vi) Details of sisters and brothers alongwith their marital status.

(b) A certificate from Municipal/Panchayat/Revenue Authority duly countersigned by Rajya/Zila Sainik Welfare Board stating that she is unmarried/divorced and unemployed.

(c) Original/Certified true copy of death certificate of parents from Registrar of Birth/ Death.

 

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 5. What are the documents required for notification of date of birth of spouse?

Answer. The following documents are required for notification of date of birth of spouse:- 

(a) Last Pay Certificate-Cum-Data Sheet.

(b) Proof of birth of date of spouse e.g. PAN Card/ Matriculation certificate/ passport/ ECHS Card/ Driving License etc.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 6. What are the documents required for revised rates of pension?

Answer. The documents required for revision rates of pension are:-

Annexure-IV (Revision of Pension Rate) duly signed by Pension Distribution Agency and further submitted directly to PCDA (P), Allahabad by them.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 7. What are the documents required for issue of Service Particulars Booklet?

Answer. The following documents required for issue of Service Particulars Booklet is:- 

(a) A request letter on plain paper.

(b) Two photographs without headgear in uniform (last rank held on retirement) with spouse.

(c) If the same has already issued on retirement then a copy of FIR lodged in nearest police station for loss of the same.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 8. What are the documents required for issue of air travel concession card to war widows, gallantry award winners and those disabled in war?

Answer. The documents required for issue of air travel concession card to war widows, gallantry award winners and those disabled in war are:- 

(a) Two passport size photographs duly attested.
(b) A request letter on a plain paper.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 9. What are the documents required for issue of Education Concession Card (only for battle cases)?

Answer. The documents required for issue of Education Concession Card (only for battle cases are:- 

(a) Two passport size photographs duly attested.
(b) An application on plain paper.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 10. What is the Supreme Court verdict dated 04 Sep 2012 in Major Dhanpalan case? Rank pay arrears will be paid from which date to the ex-servicemen? How can one calculate the correct entitlement of the Rank Pay arrears?

Answer. The details of Supreme Court verdict with regards to Major Dhanapalan case, ranks pay arrears and its calculation are enumerated in succeeding Para’s:-

 

(a) Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dt 04.09.2012 had upheld its earlier judgment dated 08.03.2010 in the Rank Pay case of IV CPC, as per which the portion of Rank Pay element deducted for pay fixation on implementation of IV CPC is now to be granted as a separate element. Refixation is to be done accordingly with respect from 01.01.1986 and arrears due to the Officers to be paid alongwith interest @ 6% on the same w.e.f. 01.01.2006. As per Ministry of Defence instructions for implementation issued on 27.12.2012, the implementation as restricted to Officers holding the rank of Capt to Brig as on 01.01.1986.

(b) Arrears will be paid w.e.f. 01.01.1986 till date of retirement by PCDA(O), and Corrigendum Pension Payment Order will be issued by PCDA(P) in case of change in Last Pay, so that pension disbursing authority can calculate and pay arrears of pension on account of such increase in Last Pay due to refixation.

(c) Correct entitlement of Arrears can be calculated by comparing the due-drawn statement with Monthly Statement of Accts of the period for which arrears were due. Any discrepancy, if bought to notice of PCDA(O), will be re-examined by them.

 

Question 11. Is Disability element entitled to those who retire prematurely? If yes then it is effective from which date?

Answer. An Armed Forces personnel who has acquired a Disability of 20% or more held attributable to/aggravated by military service and is retained in service despite the disability and had foregone lumpsum compensation in lieu of disability, shall be entitled to disability/war injury element on premature retirement on or after Jan 2006.

Question 12. What is broad banding of disability? Who all are entitled for the same?

Answer. The broad banding of disability those who are entitled are the following:-

 

(a) The broadbanding of disability is admissible only for invalidation / deemed invalidation cases. The same is not applicable on superannuation or premature retirement.

(b) The range of broadbanding is as under:-

 

% of disability

% to be reckoned for computation of
Disability/ War Injury element

Less than 50

50

51-75

75

76-100

100

 

Click here (www.indianarmy.gov.in) to visit IA link

 

Question 13. My husband was discharged from service in 2007 and died due to some disease in 2014. What type of pension am I entitled for? What is the authority and procedure to get entitled pension in this case?

Answer. As per Para 8 of Entitlement Rules 2008, in cases, where an individual in receipt of a disability pension dies within a period of 7 years from the date of release/retirement, he may be considered to have died of the disease for which he was granted disability pension if it can be so established by the competent medical authority. If the medical certificate as to the cause of the death is not available, other factors and circumstantial evidence would be taken into account. In such a scenario, the widow shall have to stake her claim for Special Family Pension to Adjutant General’s Branch (MP-5(b)) in case of officers and concerned Record Offices in case of Junior Commission Officers.

Question 14. The Armed Forces Tribunal has given decision for grant of 60% of disability for life in my favour. In what time frame Armed Forces Tribunal decision shall be implemented?

Answer.   When the Armed Forces Tribunal orders are in consonance with government ‘policy’ efforts are made to speedily implement the Armed Forces Tribunal order, typically within 90 days.

Where Tribunal order is in contravention with government policy and settled legal position, the impugned order will be assailed by filling an appeal before the Supreme Court. Further action regarding implementation or otherwise of the Tribunal Order will depend upon the outcome of the Civil Appeal.

 

Question 15. Who are not eligible for Service pension?

Answer. Personnel with any of the under mentioned limitations are not eligible for Service Pension.

 

(a) To personnel who have rendered less than 15 years qualifying service.


(b) To individuals who are discharged in large number in pursuance of government policy with less than 15 years of qualifying service without sanction of President.

 

(i) Of reducing the strength of establishment of Army
(ii) Of reorganization which results in disbandment of any unit/formation.

 

(c) World War veterans who have rendered less than 15 years of qualifying service and were retrenched from service.

(d) Honorary rank pension not admissible to those who are conferred Honorary Rank after the date of discharge except Honorary Naib Subedar.

(e) Who are dismissed from service under Army Act 1950 and corresponding AF/Navy Act.

(d) Who are declared deserter.

 

Question 16. Who are not eligible for Family Pension?

Answer. Personnel with any of the under mentioned limitations are not eligible for Family Pension.

 

(a) No family pension is admissible in cases where the ex-servicemen was not a pensioner on the date of his death.

(b) Two family pensions are not admissible for the same person and same casualty.

(c) Family pension not admissible to the 2nd widow whom the deceased had married during the life time of the first widow.

(d) Family pension not admissible to parent where deceased has left behind widow and children.

 

Question 17. Who are not eligible for Disability Pension?


Answer. Personnel with any of the under mentioned limitations are not eligible for Disability Pension:-


(a) No disability pension is admissible to those whose invaliding disability has been rejected or accepted at less than 20%.


(b) Those who are discharged at their own request.


Note:- Disability pension sanctioned for a limited period cannot be continued unless a Fresh Pension Pay Order (PPO) is issued on recommendation of a Resurvey Medical Board.

Question 18. Who are not eligible for Civil Pension?

Answer. Personnel with any of the under mentioned limitations are not eligible for Civil Pension:-

 

(a) Those who are superannuated or invalided out of service with less than 10 years service are not entitled to any pension.

(b) Those who are retired /retire with less than 10 years service are not entitled to any pension.

(c) Individual’s who are recruited locally by Indian Embassies abroad are not entitled to any pension.
 

Question 19. How can a person add or change the present data of self and dependants?

Answer. (a) The following documents to be submitted :-

 

(i) Adding of Surname. A declaration cert by the individual duly authenticated by two witnesses and countersigned by CO.

(ii) Change of Name of Maiden. Extract of Birth/Death Register maintained by the Registrar duly attested by issuing auth and an affidavit duly sworn in before a first class Magistrate/Notary.

(iii) Change of Name of Children. CTC of School leaving cert/cert from principal, notification in two national dailies for change of name and an affidavit duly sworn in before a first class magistrate/Notary.


(b) Application to change of name is given in Para 1394 of Regulations for the Army 1987 and the procedure is also given in said Regulations. As per IHQ of MoD (Army) letter No A/20105/MP 8 (I of R) dated 15 May 2008, Part II Order should be pub after due verification and fwd to Record Office alongwith above sp document.

 

Question 20. How can occurrences for birth of child be pub after getting discharged from service ?

Answer. (a) Once an individual becomes non effective, personal occurrence of this nature will be pub for which fwg document should be submitted to Record Office through respective Zilla Sainik Welfare Office:-


(i) Birth cert from respective Birth Registrar.

(ii) An application from individual concerned declaring the birth.

(iii) Cert from school concern showing school record of name, dt of birth and parents name (applicable for children born during the service of individual and studying in school).

 

(b) If document are found in order by Record Office, necessary Part II Order will be pub after obtaining sanction from OIC Records.

 

Question 21. Is there any provision to amend/correct date of Birth of dependents and family members in service record of JCOs/OR?

Answer. The following procedure will be followed:-

 

(a) Serving personnel. Through CO. All documents prescribed below in original alongwith one copy duly attested by CO to be submitted to ASC Records (South).

(b) Non Effective Personnel. Through Zila Sainik Welfare Officer. All documents will be submitted in original alongwith one copy duly attested by Zila Sainik Welfare Officer/Director or Deputy Director of Rajya Sainik Board, as the case may be.

 

Correction/ Amendment to DOB

Supporting Documents

Children

(i) Birth certificate issued by concerned Registrars of Births (in case child is yet to join school).

(ii) For matriculate/school going children, matriculation certificate or equivalent issued by state Board of Education, CBSE and ICSE as the case may be (In case child is in lower class, then date of birth recorded in school records duly certified by Head of School). Such certificate will be got further verified by Record Office concerned. Certificate issued by KG/LKG & UKG will not be accepted.

(iii) Declaration by applicant through an affidavit sworn in before a Class I Magistrate/Notary.

(iv) Application from individual concerned.

(v) Recommendation of CO for serving personnel and recommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer in case of not effective personnel.

Wife

(i) Birth certificate issued by concerned Registrars of Births.      OR
 

(ii) For matriculate, matriculation certificate or equivalent issued by State Board of Education, CBSE and ICSE, as the case may be.      OR


(iii) In case wife is non matriculate, then Adhar/UID Card.

 

(iv) Marriage certificate showing date of birth of bride issued by Registrar of Marriage.

 

(v) Declaration by applicant through an affidavit sworn in before a Class I Magistrate/Notary.

 

(vi) Recommendation of CO for serving personnel and recommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer in case non effective personnel.
 

Parents

(i) Birth certificate issued by concerned Registrars of Births.   OR


(ii) For matriculate, matriculation certificate or equivalent issued by State Board of Education, CBSE and ICSE, as the case may be.   OR


(iii) In case of non matriculate, then Adhar/UID Card.

(iv) Declaration by applicant through an affidavit sworn in before a Class I Magistrate/Notary.

(v) Application from individual concerned.

(vi) Recommendation of CO for serving personnel and recommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer in case non effective personnel.
 

Brothers/ Sisters

(i) Birth certificate issued by concerned Registrar of Births.

(ii) For matriculate/school going children, matriculation certificate or equivalent issued by state Board of Education, CBSE and ICSE as the case may be. Those who are still in school, then date of birth recorded in school records to be certified by Head of School (such certificate will be got verified further by concerned Record Office).

(iii) Declaration by applicant through an affidavit sworn in before a Class I Magistrate/Notary.

(iv) Application from individual concerned.

(v) Recommendation of CO for serving personnel and recommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer in case of not effective personnel.
 


Question 22. How can outstanding observations on Pay & Allowances be settled after being Struck Of Strength from the Army ?

Answer. In Record Office, there is a dedicated Sec for settlement of outstanding claim and arranging payment of further credit. Any pay & allowances or observations remain unsettled due to any reason, should be submitted to Record Office through Depot Coy as per Appx A to AO 32/80, before leaving the Centre. It will be the responsibility of Record Office to get such cases adjusted and payment made. If it is found not admissible, Record Office will issue progress to individual justifying the non admissibility.

Question 23. Will arrears of pay for MACP granted in the month of discharge, get adjusted in FSA?

Answer. The pt was discussed with PAO (OR) ASC (South). If MACP falls due upto 20th of retiring month, the same will be found adjusted in the FSA. Any MACP falling after 20th of retiring month cannot be adjusted by PAO (OR) due to closing of IRLA for FSA purpose. The Record Office will be responsible for claiming arrears and payment to individual after SOS from Army.

Question 24. Whether the amt deducted under the Extended Insurance (El) is refundable or not? 

Answer. With effect from 31 Jul 10, the one-time premium paid on acct of El Scheme is refundable without interest after 26 yr from the dt of discharge or 75 yr of age (whichever is earlier).

Question 25. Whether an individual who is discharged from service after completion of terms and condition is entitled to AGI Disability Cover?

Answer. AGI Disability Cover is entitled to those who have been invalided out of service or discharged consequent to placement in LMC before completion of Prescribed terms of engagement. Personnel discharged from service during the enhanced pd of two yr are also entitled to AGI Disability Cover, provided they are not downgraded to med cat/admitted to MH on the crucial date of commencement of enhanced service. Those who are discharged from service after completion of prescribed terms of engagement or on completion of two yr enhanced service will not be entitled to AGI Disability Cover even if discharged with disability.

Question 26. The PPO has been recd for the rank of Sub/Sub Maj whereas Hony rank of Lt/ Capt has been granted on active list?

Answer. Claim for Service Pension is submitted to PCDA (P), Allahabad at least four months in adv. Therefore, the PPO is notified in Sub/Sub Maj rank. After PPO is recd, amendment to LPC is submitted duly audited and thereafter corrigendum PPO will be issued admitting pension for Hony commission.

Question 27. LMC personnel being discharged on completion of prescribed terms of engagement should be allowed broad- banding of Disability Pension ?

Answer. The Broad Banding of disability pension is admitted by Govt of India for those LMC cases who are being discharged from service after curtailing their prescribed terms of engagement, thereby their other benefits that would have been admissible had they completed prescribed terms of engagement, are denied to them. Therefore, broad banding of disability pension comes as relief to them to an extent. On the contrary a person in LMC who is discharged from service after completion of full terms of engagement is given max benefits in the service and the org offered sheltered appt to such individual to enable him to complete full terms of engagement. Therefore, the policy does not suffer from any infirmity. Those who are discharged from service on completion of terms of engagement will not be eligible for broad banding of disability pension.

Question 28. What is the course of action available to a person when his Disability Pension is rejected in adjudication ?

Answer. As per Rule 173 of Pension Regulations for the Army (1961) Part I, the Disability Pension is applicable if the disability is held as attributable to or aggravated by mil service and assessed at more than 20% by the med auth (except invalided out cases, where the percentage of disability can be less than 20%). As and when the disability pension is rejected in adjudication, the same is intimated to individual concerned with an advice to prefer an appeal, if so desired, within six month from the date of receipt of intimation of rejection. Such appeal is submitted to Appellate Committee on First Appeals. If the case is rejected by Appellate Committee on First Appeals, the individual can submit the second and final appeal against the rejection which will be considered by Appellate Authority for second Appeal and decision so given by this auth will be final.

 

Question 29. What are the procedures for re-enrolment into DSC ?

Answer. (a) All JC0s/OR, as per following age limits can apply for re- enrolment into DSC through Centre HQ and nearest Dir Recruiting and the following are the eligibility conditions:-

 

S/N

Criteria

JCOs

OR

(i)

Education

Matriculation or ACE-I & AEC-III

Matriculation or ACE-III

(ii)

Character

Exemplary

Exemplary or Very Good

(iii)

Age

Sub Maj - below 52 yrs Nb Sub/Sub- below 50 yrs

Clks-below50 yrs. Others - below 48 yrs

(iv)

Med Cat

SHAPE - 1

SHAPE -1

(v)

Red Ink Entries

No red ink entry in the JCO rank

Not more than one red ink entry during the last 5 yr of service and not more than two red ink entries during the entire service.

(vi)

Cause of Disch

On completion of service or on compassionate grounds

On completion of service or on compassionate grounds

(vii)

ACR

Out of last five ACRs, at least three Above Average and remaining two not below High Average. No adverse remarks on these ACRs.

Not applicable

(viii)

Time between discharged & re- enrolment

Not to exceed 5 yr.

Not to exceed 5 yr.

(ix)

Qualifying Marks

Min 24 marks

 

Not applicable

 

 


 

 

(b) After re-enrollment into DSC, full pay and allowances as applicable to rank is granted in addition to the pension sanctioned from Army. DA is admissible on both pension as well as pay. In addition, promotion is granted as per seniority. DSC is also making efforts to get the personnel posted to the units nearest to their home-town.

 

Question 30. Who are to be approached if Pension Disbursing Agency (Bank/DPDO) do not pay correct rate?

Answer. If a pensioner is not being paid correct rate of pension as notified In PPO or as revised subsequently, pensioner should initially apch to the concerned staff at Bank/DPDO. If the problem is not solved, concerned pensioner should imdt apch his Record Office with full details of Pension Disbursing Agency. Pensioner can also apch Defence Pension Liaison Cell, C/o HQ Allahabad Sub Area, Allahabad (UP).

Question 31. What action is required to be taken by pensioner if the PPO sent by Record Office has not been recd by the Bank?

Answer. It is the duty of every pensioner to report to Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) concerned after 20 days of discharged to ascertain about receipt of PDA's copy of PPO by them. In case PPO is not recd by PDA, a loss certificate be obtained and fwd directly to PCDA (P), Allahabad to issue duplicate PPO under intimation to Record Office. Loss cert should be sent to PPO Section, PCDA(P), Draupathi Ghat, Allahabad (UP).

Question 32. Character has been assessed as ‘Fair’ which adversely affects my chance to get a civil employment ?

Answer. As per para 170 of Regulations for the Army (Revised Edition) 1987, CO to assess the character of JCOs/OR based on the entries made in the Conduct Sheet. However, an ex-serviceman can put up an application to OIC Records requesting for re-assessment of character. Upon receipt of such application, Record Office will examine the case and based on merit OIC Records may re-assess the character.

Question 33. What action is required to be taken in case Discharged Book issued at the time of discharged is lost/misplaced/torn? 

Answer. (a) In case Discharged Book is lost, individual should approach his Records Office through Zila Sainik Welfare Office alongwith the following document:-  

(i) Copy of FIR lodged with Civil Police.

(ii) Two passport size photos and jt photograph duly attested.

(iii) An application requesting for issue of duplicate Discharge Book.

(b) In case the Discharge Book is damaged/torn and not possible to be used, the old damaged/torn Discharge Book should be sent to Record Office alongwith an application requesting for issue of duplicate Discharge Book.
 

 


PENSION

 

Question 1. The date of commencement of family pension in respect of a family pensioner is 01.04.2006 whose late husband had retired from the service on 31.08.1999. Will the family pension of the family be revised under these orders?

Answer. Yes, the family pension will be revised under these orders because the deceased soldier was a pre-2006 retiree.

Question 2. The basic pension of a Pre-2006 pensioner (Rank - Havildar , Group ‘D’) of Army having total qualifying service of 15 years is slated to be increased from 3500/- p.m. to 5301/- P.M. Is such a high increase in Basic Pension is in order?

Answer. The increase in BP from 3500/- to 5301/- P.M for the pensioner with particulars as mentioned above is in order. It is evident from the existing basic pension of 3500/-PM and the particulars given above that the Pension Dispersing Agency (PDA) has not revised pension of the individual correctly w.e.f. 01.07.2009. The correct entitlement of the individual is as under:-

 

Date

Amount (Rs.)PM

Ciruclar No.

01.01.2006

3500/-

397

01.07.2009

4635/-

430(as amended vide 482)

24.09.2012

5301/-

501

 

Question 3. The tables annexed to circular No 501 & Circular No. 502 start from QS of 15 years onwards. How to revise the pension of a pensioner having less than 15 years if qualifying years?


Answer. For less than 15 year such case may be referred to Pension Sanction Authority for issue of Corrigendum Pension Pay order on Annexure 'B' and following elements of pension / type of pension are to be revised by Pension Sanction Authority.

(a) Special Pension.
(b) Invalid pension.
(c) Service element of disability pension in respect of PBOR discharged with less than 15 years qualifying service.
(d) Service pension of TA personnel irrespective of their QS service and.
(e) Service element of War Injury Pension and Liberalized Disability Pension. 

Question 4. Mr. ‘X’ who is a Hony Nb Sub, Gp ‘D’ pensioner having total QS of 24 years is already drawing a basic pension of 7750/- PM. However as per table – 4 (Army) annexued to Cir No 501, his basic pension w.e.f. 24.9.12 should be 7601/- PM. Please advise how to regulate such cases.

 

Answer. The existing pension of the pensioner in such cases might have been revised by PCDA (P) by issuing Corrigendum PPO (s) based on some courts orders etc. No action by Pension Dispersing Agency (PDA) is required in such cases.


Question 5. Mr ‘X’ is a DSC pensioner in receipt of two pensions, one for regular Army service, and another for DSC service. Are both these pensions to be revised by Pension Dispersing Agency?

 

Answer. The pension for regular Army service will only be revised under these orders by the Pension Dispersing Agency (PDA). A reference for revision of pension for DSC service will be sent to PCDA (P). Kindly refer Para 6.3 of this office Circular No. 501.

Question 6. The tables annexed to Circular No 501, in respect of DSC pensioner seem to be incomplete e.g. the table in respect of Sep of DSC are only up to QS of 23 years. How to revise pension of a sepoy of DSC who has total QS of 24 years or above?

 

Answer. Sepoy in DSC have maximum engagement period up to 20 years only with the exception that the maximum term of engagement can be up to 23 years in case of pensioner retired on or 30.5.98. Hence QS in such type of cases may be restricted to the maximum permissible and pension revised accordingly. Period-wise complete list of maximum terms of engagement for JCOs/ORs is enclosed in Appendix-X to Cir No 501.

 

Question 7. What are the basic fields/data required to revise pension under these order?


Answer. The basic fields/data required to revise pension under these orders are as follows:- 

1. Type of pension viz Retiring pension / service pension / Ordinary Family Pension / Special Family Pension/ War Injury Pension / Dependant Pension.
2. Rank of the pensioner
3. Group of the pensioner (only for JCOs / PBORs)
4. Qualifying service (without weightage)
5. Record Office
6. Date of commencement
7. Date of Retirement

Question 8. How to look for the above information in the Pension Pay Order or related record?

 

Answer. In case of Post -86 retires all the information is generally available in the original PPO of the Pensioner. In cases where the required information is not available in the PPO or other record of the PDA, the missing information may be called for from the PSA concerned.

 

Question 9. In case of Pre-86 retires Qualifying service is generally not available in the PPO of the pensioner. Please advise the way out to regulate such cases.

 

Answer. The qualifying service in such type of cases can be looked for in the original Descriptive Roll of the pensioner or in the Corrigendum PPO (s). Original discharge book/certificate issued to the pensioner by the Record office is also an authentic source of such information, but all such case may be referred to PSAs for authorisation.

Question 10. Is capturing of information about Record office financially importance or can be done away with?


Answer. Following are the 4 major categories of JCOs / PBORs based on Record office. 

(a) Naval Record Office

(b) Air Force Record Office

(c) DSC Cannanore Record Office

(d) All other Record offices except those mentioned above.

Different tables are available to cater to these categories and hence the importance of information about Record Office can’t be done away with.

 

Question 11. Is dual Family Pension admissible from both Army and Civil Side?

 

Answer. After issuing GOI, MOD letter No. 1(05)/2010/D/(Pen/Policy) dated 17-01-2013, family Pension from both Army and Civil side admissible w.e.f 24/09/2012.

 

Question 12. Is Family Pension also payable for life to handicapped child of Armed Forces Personnel even after his/her marriage?

 

Answer. Yes, after issue of GOI, MOD letter No. 02(03)/201-D/(Pen/Policy) dated 17-01-2013.

 

Question 13. How War Injury Pension is calculation in respect of Post 96 Invalidment / discharge cases?


Answer.

 

(a) War Injury Pension consists of two elements:-

(i) Service Pension

(ii) War Injury Element

(b) The procedure for calculation of War Injury Pension on discharge is as under:-


(i) War Injury Pension on Discharge. Service element in respect of Commissioned Officers will be calculated on the basis of Question No 5 last pay drawn as the normal pension calculated.

(ii) War Injury Element.   War injury element will be equal to Rs. 3100 for PBORs Rs. 3800 JCOs and Rs. 5200 for Honorary officers and officers for 100% disability. For lower percentage it will be reduced proportionality. However, aggregate service element and war injury element will not be more than last pay drawn. The Cap has now been removed vide Government letter dated 19-01-2010 which is effective from 01-07-2009.

 

Question 14. Are casualty pensionary awards being given in percentage basis wef 01/01/2006 as on the civil side?


Answer. Yes, wef 01/01/2006 all Pre-2006 casualty persionary awards are calculated on percentage basis i.e 30 % of minimum pay in the pay band plus grade pay plus Military service pay plus “X” Group pay where applicable in the revised pay structure introduced from 01/01/2006 for 100% disability and for lesser disability the disability element will be proportionately reduced.

 


ARMY WELFARE PLACEMENT ORGANISATION (AWPO)

 

Question 1. How can I download blank AWPO registration form?

Answer. On the Home page, we have provided a link for downloading blank AWPO registration forms titled ‘Download AWPO Registration Form’ under heading ‘Jobseeker Section’. Click on the link to download and have it printed.


Question 2. What documents are to be submitted to AWPO at the time of registration?

Answer. The following documents are to be submitted to AWPO at the time of registration:-

 

(a) Officers

(i) AWPO Registration Form duly affixed with photograph – Two Copies.

(ii) Photocopy of PPO/Retirement Order/Release Order/Discharge Documents- One Copy (duly attested).

(iii) Payment of Rs 750/- towards Registration Charges.

(iv) E-mail a soft copy of your latest resume to our e-mail ID apajobs01@yahoo.co.in or send the same in a CD. The resume should be in MS- Word format. Please restrict your resume upto three A4size pages in black & white color without photograph. Mention your personal No with suffix or Temporary AWPO Number while forwarding your CV.

(b) JCOs

(i) AWPO Registration Form duly affixed with photograph - Two Copies.

(ii) Photocopy of PPO / Retirement Order / Discharge Book. - One Copy (duly attested).

(iii) Payment of Rs 500/- towards Registration Charges.

(c) OR

(i) AWPO Registration Form duly affixed with photograph - Two Copies.

(ii) Photocopy of PPO/Retirement Order/Discharge Book. - Two Copy (duly attested).

(iii) Payment of Rs 300/- towards Registration Charges.

(d) Widows / Widow Wards

(i) AWPO Registration Form duly affixed with photo - Two Copies.

(ii) Photocopy of Family Pension Order - One Copy (duly attested). 

(e) Dependents

(i) AWPO registration form with photograph - Two copies.

(ii) Copy of Family pension Order/ Discharge book (in case of dependent of retirees) - One Copy (duly attested).

(iii) Payment of Rs 500/- towards Registration Charges.

Note:- Registrants who are not willing to pay online, are required to send registration fee in form of Bank Draft drawn in favour of “Army Welfare Placement Organisation” payable at “New Delhi” for the amount specified for each rank.

 

Question 3. Who are eligible to register on the AWPO website as a candidate?

 

Answer. The following persons are eligible for registering with AWPO / Placement Nodes and Placement Cells:

 

(a) Veterans.

 

(i) Retired Army Personnel, who have retired from the Indian Army after completing the age of superannuation.

(ii) Retiring Indian Army Personnel, who can apply one year prior to their superannuation.

(iii) Personnel granted premature retirement other than those on disciplinary grounds. Permanent low medical category persons being boarded out.

(iv) Short Service commissioned officers released from the Army.

 

(b) Veernaris (Widows) / Widow Ward.

 

(i) Widows of Army Personnel.

(ii) One Ward of the Widow of Army Personnel.

 

(c) Dependents.

 

(i) Legitimate born child whether son or daughter of serving/ retired Army personnel.

(ii) Legitimate born child of serving/ retired Territorial Army/ DSC personnel.

(iii) Spouse of the serving/ retired Army personnel.

(iv) Spouse of the serving/ retired Territorial Army/ DSC personnel.

 

Question 4. What is the procedure for registration on the AWPO Website as a candidate?

Answer. Registering on the site is a three step process, viz

 

(a) Creating an User ID. This is the initial step where you are required to fill up a single page form. On successful filling up of the form, you will get a User-ID and Password, with which you can login to the site and complete the 2nd and 3rd steps.


(b) Filling up of Relevant AWPO Registration Form. After you have successfully created the User ID, you are required to select the relevant category,viz Officer, JCO, OR, Widows / Widow Ward or Dependent from the options given at the end of SELECT CATEGORY page. Depending on the category chosen, the AWPO Registration Form, relevant to the category would be displayed. Fill up the fields in the AWPO Registration Form. Filling up of mandatory fields (displayed with an *) is essential. After you have filled up the AWPO Registration Form, an automatic resume is created and saved with your AWPO profile. Candidates also have an option to submit their separate resume if so desired. Candidates also have an option to upload their picture (Photograph) in JPEG or GIF format along with resume.

(c) Filling of payment details. You can pay registration fee on the website for the amount specified for each rank. After you have successfully submitted the Registration Form system directs to the online payment Page, where you can pay the registration fee through Credit/ Debit Card. After completion of payment process, your registration with AWPO is done and you would be allotted a AWPO Registration No. however to this point the registration is provisional and subject to authentication by AWPO on receipt of registration documents.

 

Question 5. How can I create & manage my account on the AWPO website?

Answer. Creating a registration ID on AWPO is a simple three step procedure. As soon as the account is created on AWPO, a “My Page” section is created for the candidate where he can search/ apply jobs, track sponsorship and manage other folders that have been personalised for him. These “My Pages” are thus a one stop reckoner for the candidate.

Question 6. Why should I remember my AWPO Login ID & Password?

Answer. Your AWPO user-id is your passport for using the services of www.exarmynaukri.com. Therefore, it is essential that you remember both the user-id as well as the password.

Question 7. What is the procedure for retrieval in case I have forgotten my AWPO password?

Answer. You can retrieve the Password for your login ID by clicking the ‘Forgot Password’ link given at the login corner. In order to retrieve your password you need to answer the reminder question specified in your login form. Once you have entered the correct answer, system would display your password.

Question 8. In case the user-id that I want is not available, what other options do I have?

Answer. While filling out the registration form, in case the user-id of your choice is not available, you can search for an alternative id simply by clicking on the ‘Check Availability’ button provided therein.

Question 9. How can I make changes to my AWPO Registration Form?

Answer. As of now you can not directly update or modify the particulars in the registration form. However you may approach your concerned Placement Node for necessary changes in registration form.

Question 10. What is AWPO Registration Number?

Answer
. After submission of Registration Form and Payment on the site, you would be allotted AWPO Registration Number. This is the Number that you can quote in all correspondence that you make with AWPO or concerned Placement Node.

 

Question 11. What are modes of payment of Registration Fee?

Answer. You have the two options to pay registration fee :-

 

(a) Online Payment. Paying your registration fee online is quick, easy and secure. It allows you to pay fee through Credit Card / Debit Cardon the website. It also makes easier to process your registration so you receive your registration number and receipt immediately on completion of process.

(b) Offline Payment. You can submit your Registration Fee in form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of 'Army Welfare Placement Organisation' payable at 'New Delhi' for the amount specified for each rank :- 

Officers - Rs 750/-
JCOs - Rs 500/-
OR - Rs 300/-
Widows / Widow's Ward - Free
Dependents - Rs 500/-

Question 12. How can I pay my registration fee online?

Answer. After submitting your Registration Form system directs to Payment Page, where you can pay the applicable Registration Fee through your Credit Card or Debit Card.

 

 

FAQs FOR EMPLOYERs OF VETERANS & THEIR DEPENDENTS 

 

Question 1. Who is eligible to register on the AWPO website as an Employer of veterans & their dependents? 

Answer. Registration on the AWPO web-site is open to all companies, desirous of searching candidates from AWPO database.


Question 2. Do I need to pay for absorbing any candidates registered with AWPO?


Answer. AWPO charges a very nominal fee towards the placement service provided to employers. These charges are minimal in comparison with other civil recruitment agencies charge for their services.

Question 3. What types of manpower can I get from AWPO?

Answer. The AWPO can provide the following categories of Ex Army professionals and Dependents :-

 

(a) Executives, HRD Managers, Administrators.
(b) Production and Works Managers.
(c) Civil Engineers for Highways and other infrastructure constructions.
(d) Telecommunications, IT and Electronics Engineers.
(e) Doctors, Nurses and Para Medical staff.
(f) Inventory & Material Management Executives, Supervisors and Staff.
(g) Event & Estate Managers and Office Assistants.
(h) Security Officers, Security Supervisors and Guards
(j) Mechanics: Automobiles, Heavy Machinery, Telecom, Electrical Instruments and others.
(k) Drivers, Peons, Messangers, Cooks and Waiters.
(l) Operators Earth Moving Plants and Machinery.

 

Question 4. Does AWPO have any branches/ sub office elsewhere in India? If yes, where and what are their contact addresses?

Answer. Yes, AWPO has various Placement Nodes (PNs) and Placement Cells (PCs) which are situated in key locations across the country.


Question 5. We want to enrol ex-servicemen into our company; whom should we contact for verification?

Answer. For verification of Ex-Servicemen you may contact the nearest Sainik Board.
 


GALLANTRY AWARD WINNERS & WAR WIDOWS

 

Question 1. What are the monetary and other benefits associated with various gallantry awards?

Answer. Please click here (indianarmy.gov.in) to visit the link of IA Website.

Question 2. Awarded Gallantry award but did not received gazette notification or gazette notification lost?

Answer.

 

(a) The Awardee may write to the CW-2 section at the following address giving complete details i.e. name of award and year in which it was awarded:- 

Integrated HQ of MOD (Army)
Adjutant General’s Branch
Ceremonial & Welfare Dte/CW-2
South Block, Room No 279C
New Delhi-110011
Tele No. 011/ 23018193

(b) The Gazette Notification can also be obtained from following address:- 

(i) Government of India
Department of Publication, Old Secretariat, Civil Lines, Behind Vidhan Sabha
Delhi – 110054
Tele: 011-23813302, 011-23813761, 011-23817640,
011-23819689


(ii) Kitab Mahal
C-5, Baba Kharak Singh Marg,
Near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, New Delhi.
Tele : 011-23363708

(c) www.egazette.nic.in (website)

 

Question 3. I received gallantry award but my parchment is still not received. What should I do?

Answer. Parchment is given only for awards in the Chakra Series. In case it is not received, the MS (X) may be approached at the following address:- 

IHQ of MoD (Army)
Military Secretary’s Branch/MS (X)
South Block, New Delhi- 110011
Tele No 011/ 23018161

Question 4. Medal/Parchment lost/stolen/destroyed by accident?

Answer. In case the medal or parchment is lost/stolen/destroyed, it is advised that a letter along with a copy of FIR be sent to the DMR & F at the following address:- 

Directorate of Military Regulations & Forms
West Block-IV, Wing No 3, RK Puram
New Delhi- 110066

Question 5. Whom should we contact in case of suspension/stoppage of monetary allowance to widow/Next of Kin or non-receipt of gallantry award?

Answer. In such cases, the individual should approach the CW-2 with full details of the award i.e. name of the award and the year in which awarded. The CW-2 will then accordingly instruct CDA/PCDA, Allahabad. Address of CW-2 is given in Answer 2(a).

Question 6. How to get monetary allowances readjusted, if being paid at older rates?

Answer. In such cases, the individual should approach the CW-2 with details of the award. The CW-2 will take up the case with CDA/PCDA for grant of the same.

Question 7. Whom to contact for duplicate awards and replicas of medals?

Answer. The Directorate of Military Regulations & Forms makes no replicas of any gallantry award. But there is a provision for the issue of duplicate medals, only to the awardee or his Next of Kin only if sanctioned by the Ministry of Defence. For this the widow should first deposit the cost of the medal through a Military Receivable Order into the government treasury. The cost of the medal can be ascertained from the Directorate of Military Regulations & Forms (DMR&F). Then she should submit an application along with a copy of the FIR and the government treasury receipt to:- 

The Director,
Directorate of Military Regulations & Forms,
West Block-IV, Wing No 3, RK Puram,
New Delhi- 110066,
Tele: 011-26106225, 011-26108666

Question 8. Whom to contact in respect of the pre-independence award the ‘Jangi Inam’?

Answer. In case the monetary allowance of the Jangi Inam is not being received by the awardee, PCDA (P), Allahabad be approached with the Jangi Inam certificate and the other relevant documents. The same may be forwarded through the CW-2 or directly to PCDA (P).

Question 9. Are the NOK or WARDS of missing / disabled / killed in action soldiers entitled to any educational concessions?

Answer.

 

(a) The wards of Missing / disabled / killed in action soldiers are entitled to the following benefits:-

 

(i) Tuition Fees. Full reimbursement of the tuition fee (capitation fee and caution money not included) levied by the educational institutions concerned (including charges levied for the school bus maintained by the school or actual fares paid for railway pass for students or bus fare as certified by the heads of the institutes).

(ii) Hostel Charges. Full reimbursement of boarding an lodging charges for those studying in boarding schools and colleges.

(iii) Cost of Books/stationery. Rs. 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only) per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.

(iv) Cost of Uniform, where compulsory. Rs. 1700/- (Rupees one thousand seven hundred only) maximum in the first year and Rs. 700/- (Rupees seven hundred only) for the subsequent years per annum per student, or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.


(v) Clothing. Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five hundred only) for the first year and Rs 300/- (Rupees three hundred only) for the subsequent years per annum per student, or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.

 

(b) Authority. Government of India, Ministry of Defence Department of ESW D (Res), letter No. No.6-1/2009/Education Concession/II/D (Res) dated 25 October 2010.

(c) Entitlement.

 

(i) Two eldest surviving children only except when the number of children exceeds two due to second child birth resulting in multiple births.

(ii) The above educational concessions will be available for school going children from 2 classes prior to 1st class up to and inclusive of the First Degree Course.

(iii) If a child fails in a particular class, the concessions shall not be stopped.

 

Question 10. Are the gallantry award winners entitled to any rail travel concession?

Answer. Yes, following are Rail Travel Concession entitled to Gallantry Awards Winners:-

1. (a) Concession. First class AC-2 Tier complimentary card pass facility is available for awardee and one companion in all Express/Mail trains except the Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains.

 

(b) Entitlement.

 

(i) The Chakra Gallantry Awardees including widows of such awardees.

(ii) Widows of the Chakra series Gallantry Awardees (posthumous).

(c) Authorities. Ministry of Railways (Rly Board) letter No E (W) 96PS 5-6/22 dated 23 Feb 96 read in conjunction with letter of even no. dated 04 July, 1996.

 

2. (a) Concession. Facility to travel by Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains.

 

(b) Entitlement. Awardees and Widow of posthumous awardees of PVC, MVC, VrC and Ashok Chakra including widows of such awardees after their demise.

(c) Authorities. Min of Railways (Railway board) letter No E(W) 2002 PS 5-6/99 dated 25 Feb 2003, No E(W) 2004/PS5-6/55 dt 06 Oct 2004 and No E(W) 2008/PS5-6/8 dt 09 Apr 2008.

 

3. (a) Concession. 75% concession for travel in 2nd class Mail / Express trains.

 

(b) Entitlement. War Widows and widows of Defence person killed in action against terrorist and extremists.

(c) Authorities. Letter No TCII/2198/96/Widows/Policy dt 20 August 20044.

(d) Procedure. Complimentary passes are issued by Divisional Railway Manager and HQ Indian Railways on receipt of application which should be accompanied by an attested photocopy of citation. For widows, an attested copy of pension payment order (PPO) and valid photo Identify Card issued by the relevant Zila Sainik Board / Kendriya Sainik Board, are also required to be submitted.

 

Question 11. Are Gallantry Awards Winners entitled to air travel concessions?

Answer. Yes, following are Air Travel Concessions entitled to Gallantry Awards Winners:

 

(a) Concession. 75% concession in normal economy class INR fair for travel in domestic flights by Indian Airlines.

(b) Entitlement. Recipients of level – I (Param Vir Chakra & Ashok Chakra) and Level II- (Maha Vir Chakra & Kirti Chakra) Gallantry Awards Recipients of Pre Independence Awardees, Level – I (Vir Chakra, George Cross) and Level – II (Distinguished Services Cross, Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, George Medal. War Disabled officer of 1962, 1965, 1971 conflicts and OP Vijay. War widows of Indian Armed Forces personnel killed in action.

(c) Authorities

(i) Indian Airlines Letter No HCD/8-R/260 dt 25 Jan 2001.
(ii) Indian Airlines Letter No HCD/8-R/266 dt 25 Jan 2001.
(iii) Indian Airlines Letter No HCD/8-R/261 dt 25 Jan 2001.

Question 12. Are the Gallantry award winners/war, widows/disabled soldiers entitled to any telephone concessions?

Answer. Yes, they are entitled to the following concessions:-

 

(a) No Installation Charges.
(b) No rental charges for Chakra Series gallantry award Winners.
(c) Fifty per cent concession in normal rental charges for war widows and disabled soldiers.
(d) No registration charges.
(e) Priority under Non-OYT special category for release of telephone concession.

Authorities. Ministry of Communication (Deptt of Telecom) letter No. (a) 2-47/92/PHA dated 13 Jun 2000 (Circular No 7/2000) (b) 2-47/92/PHA dated 18 Sep 2000 (Circular No 15/2000).


ECHS

 

Question 1. What is the Ex Service Men Contributory Health Scheme?

Answer. ECHS was authorised by Government of India on 30 Dec 2002, and has been introduced from 01 April 2003. It is a publicly funded medicare scheme for those who are ex-servicemen and pensioners & their eligible dependants, and will provide medical care through out-patient treatment at 227 Polyclinics all over India, and in-patient hospitalization & treatment through Military Hospitals and out-sourced Civil Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers at all these 227 locations, which will be empanelled for the purpose. Treatment/hospitalization in Service Hospitals will be available to ECHS members, subject to availability of specialist, medical staff and bed space.

 

Question 2. What are the benefits of this scheme?

Answer. ECHS provides cashless medical coverage for the Ex-servicemen and their dependants in the established polyclinic/military hospitals/empanelled hospitals across India.

Question 3. I am serving in the army, I will retire next year. Can I apply for ECHS membership in advance?

Answer. Yes, you can apply at the time of your release from service. Please fill the documentation required for smart card along with your release documentation from service. Please contact your Unit/Record Office for details. In case of officers please contact MP 5 & 6, Ph. 011-26106329, 26195662. 


Question 4. I want to enroll my wife for the scheme. How should I proceed?

Answer. Collect and submit the application form nearby polyclinic along with the copy of Pension Pay Order/ Military Receivable Order, 2 photographs, affidavit and DD of 135/- in favor of dependant Regional Centre. Spouse has no income limit and will be given membership irrespective of income criteria.

Question 5. Are my family members covered in the scheme?

Answer. Yes, ECHS cover ex-servicemen along with his/her dependent family member.

Question 6. Who are eligible to become ECHS members?

Answer. The Scheme caters for medical care to all ESM pensioners including disability and family pensioners and their dependents, which includes wife/husband, legitimate children and wholly dependent parents. To be eligible for membership of ECHS a person must meet following two conditions:-

(a) Should have ESM Status.
(b) Should be drawing normal Service /Disability/ Family Pension.

Note:- (Auth Central Org ECHS letter No B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS dt 01 Jun 2006)

 

Question 7. How can I enroll my dependents for ECHS?

Answer. Collect and submit the application form nearby polyclinic along with the copy of Pension Pay Order/ Military Receivable Order, 2 photographs, affidavit and DD of 135/- per person. The income of each dependant should be less than Rs.3500/- + 52% DA (which is Total 5235/-).

Question 8. I have declared my parents as dependants will they receive ECHS benefits for life time?

Answer. Yes, parents are entitled for lifetime ECHS service but their dependency should be proved in Pension Pay Order and the income should be less than Rs.3500/- + 52% DA (which is Total 5235/-).

Question 9. In case of death of ECHS pensioner, will the parents be entitled to ECHS benefits?

Answer. Yes, the parents are entitled to the ECHS membership provided they are dependants of the ESM and the names are included in the Discharge Book of ECHS Member and the income should be less than Rs.3500/- + 52% DA (which is Total 5235/.

Question 10. I am a short service commissioned officer injured in battle, am I entitled to be an ECHS member?

Answer. No, short service commissioned officers are not entitled to be an ECHS member, unless you are a battle casualty and drawing disability pension.

 

ECHS FAQ’s - SMART CARD

 

Question 1. I have lost my card, what should I do?

Answer. Visit Station Head Quarter/polyclinic. Collect and submit application form along with documents which includes affidavit of loss of card and DD of 135/- in favor of dependent Regional Center. Note:FIR is NOT required to be lodged.

Question 2. My card is damaged, what should I do?

Answer. Visit Station head quarter/polyclinic. Collect and submit application form along with DD of 135/- in favor of dependant Regional Center. Submit your damaged card when you receive the duplicate card.

Question 3. What is the cost of the new 32KB ECHS smart card?

Answer. Each ECHS smart card cost 135/-.

Question 4. How many ECHS cards will be issued for a family?

Answer. ECHS smart card will be issued one for each dependant, mentioned in the Discharge Book, provided the dependant meets eligibility conditions as per rules.


GEN QUERY

 

Question 1. Where can I get an old Tender / RFI?

Answer. Please surf the link "Archives" given on the bottom right corner of the home page of Indian Army web site.

Question 2. Where can I get the Awardees List?

Answer. Please surf the link "List of Awardees” under the “Awards" link, given on the home page of Indian Army web site.

Question 3. Where can I get my RTI Complaint status?

Answer. Pl surf the link " RTI > Status of Application".

Question 4. I want to contribute some money for welfare activities in Indian Army?

Answer. Contribution to Army Central Welfare Fund can be made through cheque/draft in favour of Army Central Welfare Fund payable at Delhi and forwarded to the following address :-  

Director Accounts Section
Room No 281-B
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
Adjutant General's Branch, Army Headquarters
DHQ PO, New Delhi – 110011, INDIA

Contributions received from donors shall be utilised for supporting the families of our martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the Nation and for the rehabilitation of soldiers, who have got disabled in operations.

 

Question 5. What is the Procedure to visit Indian Military Academy, Dehradun (IMA)?

 

Answer. Schools, Colleges and others organization are to follow under mentioned procedure to visit IMA Dehradun.

 

(a) Application to be forwarded to BGS, IMA by fax at 0133-2773838 with following information about the School/College/Organisation. 

(i) Name of School/College/Organisation.

(ii) List of persons who will be visiting.

(iii) Purpose of the visit.

(iv) Background of the organisation.

(v) Date and time of the proposed visit.

(vi) Contact details.

(b) Application should be received minimum 14 days in advance.

(c) Visit IMA only after IMA confirms suitability of dates & accords permission.

 

Individula visiting IMA may follow the same procedure however, their application should reach BGS, IMA minimum seven days in advance.

 

Question 6. What is the procedure for deposition of NSP weapon?

Answer. The following documents are required for deposition of the weapon back to Ordnance :-


(a) Application from allottee for depositing of NSP weapon to ordnance.

(b) A legible photo copy of issue voucher of the weapon issued from COD Jabalpur.

(c) Photocopy of valid arms licence OR an affidavit in original on Rs 10/- Non Judicial Stamp paper duly attested by Notary as per under mentioned format :-


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AFFIDAVIT



1. I, _____________ presently residing at _________ since ______ do solemnly affirm that I am in possession of NSP weapon _____ Regn No ____ Make ______ allotted by IHQ of MoD (Army) vide letter No ___________________ and issued by ______ (depot) vide issue voucher No ___ dt _______.

2. The validity of arms licence has expired on _____ (date). However, I hereby solemnly affirm that in the event of any court case / legal matter pertaining to misuse of the weapon during the period of my possession will be defended by me and all expenses related to court / legal proceedings etc will be borne by me.

3. I further certify that the above weapon is not involved in any legal/court case.


DEPONENT


Verification :-

Verified at ___ (Place) on this ___ day of _____ that the contents of the affidavit are true and correct to the best of my knowledge & belief.



DEPONENT

 


RTI

 

Question 1. How can I lodge a RTI complaint?


Answer. All queries under Right of Information Act must accompany an application stating the type of information required along with a local DD/IPO of Rs 10/- only in favour of GSO-1, RTI Fund payable at New Delhi. It is clarified that GSO-1, RTI is accounts offr to receive Fees/cost of info mtrl charge under RTI Act 05. You are also requested to attach your proof for being a citizen of India. For any further query (only for RTI Information), pl contact at the following address.


Additional Directorate General of Army Education
RTI Cell, G-6, D-1 Wing, Sena Bhawan
Integrated Headquarter of MoD (Army)
DHQ PO, New Delhi 110011
Telephone No - 011 23019585
Fax No - 011-23335675

Email ID - rticell-army[at]nic[dot]in


The Appellate Authority for Integrated HQ of MoD (ARMY) is as under
Provost Marshal & Appellate Authority
Adjutant General Branch
Integrated Headquarter of MoD (Army)
Room No 421-A, 'B' Wing, Sena Bhawan
New Delhi 110011
Telephone No - 011 23018868


 AWFBC

 

Question 1. Is AWFBC for Martyrs or BC ?

Answer. The Army Welfare Battle Casualties has been created to provide financial assistance to Battle Casualties, their Next of Kins/Widows in form of additional ex-gratia.

Question 2. Can an individual pay directly to the BC ?


Answer. Donation to specific Battle Casualties are not accepted in this account.
 

Question 3. Is the fund helpful in tax rebate ?


Answer.  At present the donations are not exempted under Sec 80 G of IT Act. However, the case is under consideration.

Question 4.  Is the fund for Army / Navy or Air Force ?

Answer. Presently the fund is maintained for Battle Casualties of Army only. Inclusion of Battle Casualties of Navy and Air Force is under consideration.

Additional:


Question 1. Is the fund genuine ?

Answer. The fund is genuine. The details are available on the official website of the Indian Army ie
indianarmy.nic.in

Question 2. Is the fund in savings or current bank account ?

Answer. It is s saving bank account.

Question 3. Will I be getting official receipt for donation ?

Answer. Yes, if the address of donor is forwarded to us. 
 

Question 4. Is Donation if foreign currency accepted ?

Answer. No. 
 

Question 5. Is cash donation accepted ?

Answer. Yes, only when directly deposited into the bank account.